Sunday, June 07, 2009
Review: Audiovox At Crosstown Station
Primarily because the two members of Audiovox are in my larger circle of acquaintances, I spent much of Friday night at Crosstown Station.
It was a rare instance of finding myself moving in the right circles.
That Audiovox was good was to be expected. Marty Bush and Brad Chancellor are veterans of several highly respected bands. What's surprising is Audiovox's sound. They're like a tougher- but no less melodic- version of Death Cab For Cutie.
Just because Audiovox also knows their way around Bob Mould's catalog doesn't mean that the songs on their forthcoming EP aren't ready for Top 40 radio. Audiovox is a pop band.
As a laptop emitted pleasant electronic gurgles, the duo showcased their seamless commercial viablity. With the proper exposure, Audiovox won't be playing to audience of just forty people much longer.
Audiovox's CD release show is Friday, June 12, at The Riot Room.
Kansas City Click: Gregory Isaacs croons at the Beaumont Club on Monday.
(Original images by There Stands the Glass.